Made To Measure

Made To Measure


Why opt for made-to-measure hosiery?

Most people can benefit from wearing compression stockings or support tights that they buy off-the-shelf from a reputable supplier such as Daylong. It is important to take advice from a health professional as to whether this is right for you, and to follow their recommendations on the grade and type of compression garment to choose. However, about 20% of patients with circulatory problems need compression hosiery that is made-to-measure and that should be fitted by a professional.

What are the benefits of made-to-measure hosiery?

Made-to-measure hosiery is just that; it is made to the size of your legs and feet, so that the compression can get to work in exactly the right places when you are wearing your compression stockings. Credalast compression products made by Swiss supplier and sold by Daylong can be obtained on prescription and are made and delivered within 5 working days. They are then available for daily wear, to give you the maximum treatment for different conditions, including varicose veins, leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, phlebitis, and for after leg surgery. Made-to-measure compression sleeves are also available for women who have lymphoedema after breast cancer surgery.

What are the types of made-to-measure hosiery?

  • Grades of hosiery: made to measure hosiery is available in different grades, I, II and III, which the latter providing the most compression. Credalast hosiery is graduated.
  • Styles of hosiery: Credalast provides knee length or thigh length made-to-measure compression hosiery, which is available with toes or without.
  • Colours available: like the other ranges of off-the-shelf products available from Daylong, appearance is important. The material used offers the choice of Credalast velvet or Credalast classic and both are available in black or natural.

What conditions are best treated by made-to-measure hosiery?

It is difficult to generalise, but the more serious medical conditions such as leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, severe varicose veins and lymphoedema all may require made-to-measure compression garments. Lymphoedema sleeves need bespoke fitting too, as does any type of compression garment used after any form of surgery.

When to see your pharmacist

Your pharmacist will be able to advise you about care of your made-to-measure compression hosiery, and will offer reassurance and information as you need it.

When to see your GP

Your GP will prescribe the made-to-measure compression hosiery as part of your ongoing treatment. Their prescription is posted directly to Daylong at a FREEPOST address and compression garments are fully funded by the NHS when prescribed. You may need to pay a prescription charge, but your GP will give you more information, as this varies on your circumstances.

Credalast made to measure compression hosiery

  • Credalast Velvet
  • Credalast Classic

Wearing and using made-to-measure hosiery

You need to wear your compression hosiery for much of the time, possibly even at night. This doesn’t mean, however, that it stays on permanently, as it will need to come off when you have a bath or shower, or when you have a dressing changed. Daylong also provides some important accessories that will help you; compression garments can be tricky to get on and off, particularly if you have mobility difficulties or weakness in your arms or hands. Daylong compression hosiery accessories Disclaimer: the information in this article has been prepared carefully to be as helpful and accurate as possible, but it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please always consult your doctor if you have worries about your health.

How to order

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    Receive the product

    Your Made to Measure compression hosiery should arrive withing 5 working days.

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